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William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son

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I warmly recommend Jenkinâs book to everyone interested in the emergence of science in its ambient social fabric. It is a captiva... Weiterlesen
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Zusatztext I warmly recommend Jenkinâs book to everyone interested in the emergence of science in its ambient social fabric. It is a captivating record of the intense collaboration of two great personalities... Zusammenfassung In 1912 Lawrence Bragg explained the interaction of X-rays with crystals! and he and his father! William thereby pioneered X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. They then led the latter field internationally for fifty years! when most areas of science were transformed by the knowledge they created: physics! chemistry! geology! materials science! electronics! and most recently biology and medical science. This book charts how this humble pair (William English!his son Australian) rose from obscurity to international prominence and then back to current! undeserved obscurity. Attention is also given to the crucial roles of both father and son during the dreadful years of the First World War! and to William's early and unshakeable belief in the dual wave andparticle natures of radiation and his eventual vindication.Unlike earlier studies! the book highlights the intimate interactions between father and son that made their project possible! emphasizes personal! family! and wider human relationships! and offers new insights into teaching and research in a British colonial setting. Klappentext This book is a joint biography of William and Lawrence Bragg! who reshaped science in the twentieth century with the development of X-ray crystallography! and by mentoring the mid-century discovery of the structure of DNA. Their stories are vivid examples of science teaching and research in a colonial setting (Australia).

Klappentext

This book is a joint biography of William and Lawrence Bragg, who reshaped science in the twentieth century with the development of X-ray crystallography, and by mentoring the mid-century discovery of the structure of DNA. Their stories are vivid examples of science teaching and research in a colonial setting (Australia).



Zusammenfassung
In 1912 Lawrence Bragg explained the interaction of X-rays with crystals, and he and his father, William thereby pioneered X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. They then led the latter field internationally for fifty years, when most areas of science were transformed by the knowledge they created: physics, chemistry, geology, materials science, electronics, and most recently biology and medical science. This book charts how this humble pair (William English, his son Australian) rose from obscurity to international prominence and then back to current, undeserved obscurity. Attention is also given to the crucial roles of both father and son during the dreadful years of the First World War, and to William's early and unshakeable belief in the dual wave and particle natures of radiation and his eventual vindication. Unlike earlier studies, the book highlights the intimate interactions between father and son that made their project possible, emphasizes personal, family, and wider human relationships, and offers new insights into teaching and research in a British colonial setting.

Inhalt

1. Stoneraise Place; 2. Market Harborough; 3. King William's College; 4. Cambridge University; 5. Adelaide: early years; 6. Consolidation and marriage; 7. Growth and maturity; 8. Towards research; 9. Leave-of-absence; 10. Aftermath; 11. Front-rank research: alpha-particles; 12. Willie and Bob's Australian education; 13. Further research: X- and gamma rays; 14. Goodbye Australia!; 15. Hello England!; 16. X-ray waves and crystals; 17. The Great War; 18. Post-war separation: London and Manchester; 19. Epilogue

Produktinformationen

Titel: William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son
Untertitel: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science
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EAN: 9780199606702
ISBN: 978-0-19-960670-2
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Naturwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 480
Gewicht: 792g
Größe: H232mm x B157mm x T23mm
Jahr: 2011